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#10 Entertaining in their home Pet owners are having a gathering guests in their home. taking your dog to daycare is less stress on the dog and owner, and some guests may not like dogs.

#9 House for Sale It is up setting for the dog with strange people in their home. Prospective buyers don’t want to be around a dog in the home while they are touring the home.

#8 To Socialize Dogs are social animals and like to be with dogs and with other people: mental and physical stimulation.. It does not matter the age or the energy level of the dog, they are social animals.

#7 Separation Anxiety Some dogs do not do well without the company of other dogs and people. Sending their dog to day care provides a healthy solution.

#6 Home Alone Dogs who suffer from boredom and lack of mental stimulation will develop destructive behaviors. Some of the undesirable behaviors can be nuisance barking, inappropriate chewing on household belongings or even self mutilation, soiling in the house, etc. The pet owner may feel guilty leaving the dog alone; dog day care keeps their guilt feeling at bay.

#5 Home Repairs Strange workers coming into the home can be stressful to all parties: the dog, homeowners and service workers. Better choice is dog daycare for fun and play.

#4 Puppies & Young Dogs Puppies are born as pack animals. Dog day care is based on packs and pack order. It is critical that young dogs continue to have time in a healthy pack.

#3 High Energy Dogs The ultimate physical and mental exercise is a room full of dogs! At the end of the day the owner pick their dog up and when they get home the dogs is calm, happy, and tired.

#2 Run Errands Owners will drop their dog off at day care just so they have the time to get things done .

#1 Work While the owner is busy working, their dog has the company of other dogs for fun and camaraderie, and dog day care caretakers whose only work is to take care of their dog.

Provided compliments of Blue Dog Boarding and Daycare. If one of the top 10 reasons apply to you, call 301-217-0010 or visit to schedule your first free day of daycare for your dog. See our ad on back cover.